The sign a ‘strangely acting’ hammerhead shark was high on cocaine as it charged at diver
Posted by  badge Boss on Jul 21, 2023 - 01:52PM
Scientists fear sharks are eating cocaine and going wild (Credits: Getty Images)

In an upcoming documetnary for Week, a scientist fears a ‘strangely acting’ hammerhead shark might actually be high on cocaine.

The Discovery Channel’s annual Shark Week kicks off on Sunday night, hosted by Aquaman himself Jason Momoa, 43.

Among the many highlights in , the natural successor to the bizarre box office smash Cocaine Bear which was actually somehow loosely based on a true story.

During the documentary, researcher Tom ‘The Blowfish’ Hird investigates if sharks have been eating their way through cocaine bales ditched in the sea by drug smugglers.

Several fisherman claim to have seen sharks savaging through the dumped bricks of A-class drugs and subsequenlty acting charged.

At one point in the show, a hammerhead doesn’t appear to be behaving normally. Hammherheads normally avoid humans, but this one comes straight for Hird and appears to be swimming at a strange angle.

Tom Hird explores what happens if sharks take cocaine (Picture: Getty Images/Image Source)

During another dive, a sandbar shark appears to circle around an object that’s not actually there.

Later, Hird and another resracher Tracy Fanara make fake cocaine packages packed with a higly-conentrated fish powder and watch as sharks shoot voer to bite large chunks out of them.

In the programme, Hird explains it ‘set their brains aflame’.

Discussing Cocaine Sharks with Live Science, Hird said: ‘The deeper story here is the way that chemicals, pharmaceuticals and illicit drugs are entering our waterways — entering our oceans — and what effect that they then could go on to have on these delicate ocean ecosystems.’

Other gems coming up in Shark Week include Belly of the Beast: Feeding Frenzy, which hopes to find the biggest great white shark ever recorded, and Air Jaws: Final Frontier, which looks at the huge ocean predators that soar well above the surface of the water.

Shark Week launches July 23 on the Discovery Channel.